Latest Mental health News

Pandemic stress drives some Colorado teachers from classroom

Jan. 16, 2022 10:12 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — Diane Santorico was a year shy of completing her third decade as a teacher when the profession that once gave her so much joy nearly stole all of it. She was sick – physically sick – and tired. The first few weeks of school had demanded that she teach in a...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Jan. 14, 2022 17:16 PM EST

Boston Globe. January 12, 2022. Editorial: Qualified progress on qualified immunity State commission recommends some worthy reforms, but punts on larger question of whether to change controversial rule that shields police officers from legal liability for abuse. ...

A year after SC inmate's death, family still seeking charges

Jan. 13, 2022 18:25 PM EST

The family of a mentally ill Black man who died after South Carolina jail employees repeatedly stunned him and then kneeled on his back until he stopped breathing is still seeking criminal charges a year later. Relatives for Jamal Sutherland have repeatedly asked South Carolina...

Gov. Polis: Colorado strong after year of pandemic, disaster

Jan. 13, 2022 17:11 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Gov. Jared Polis sought to rally a state besieged by a year of natural disasters, a mass shooting and the coronavirus pandemic Thursday, declaring in his annual state of the state address that Colorado will meet those challenges and others compounded by the increasing cost of living...

South Dakota Chief Justice's speech pushing care for staff

Jan. 12, 2022 17:07 PM EST

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Supreme Court Chief Justice Steven R. Jensen on Wednesday requested $5 million to bolster court security while updating the Legislature on how the state's court system is tackling sexual harassment, mental health for judges and a shortage of court reporters. ...

Text of Ivey's State of the State Address

Jan. 11, 2022 20:00 PM EST

Text of Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey's State of the State address. Remarks as prepared. Lieutenant Governor Ainsworth, President Pro Tempore Reed, Speaker McCutcheon, Speaker Pro Tempore Gaston, members of the Alabama Legislature, Chief Justice Parker, justices of the Alabama Supreme...

Kentucky Senate passes bill adding remote instruction days

Jan. 11, 2022 17:28 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky lawmakers passed a bill Tuesday that would provide up to 10 more days of remote instruction for use at the school, classroom, grade or group level for the 2021-2022 academic year. It now heads to the House. The legislation does not provide for...

California budget confronts climate change, homeless, crime

Jan. 10, 2022 20:55 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday proposed a $286.4 billion budget that sets off months of budget talks with his fellow Democrats, who control the state Legislature, before the new fiscal year begins July 1. Newsom focused much of his budget proposal...

FACT FOCUS: Unfounded theory used to dismiss COVID measures

Jan. 08, 2022 13:25 PM EST

An unfounded theory taking root online suggests millions of people have been “hypnotized” into believing mainstream ideas about COVID-19, including steps to combat it such as testing and vaccination. In widely shared social media posts this week, efforts to combat the disease...

Buckhead, mental health on agenda for Georgia Legislature

Jan. 08, 2022 08:53 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Gun rights, school instruction and tax cuts are expected to be big issues during the 2022 Georgia legislative session that starts Monday. Republicans — who are in the majority at the state Capitol — have signaled they intend to push legislation on those topics ahead of...